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Hand Grenade Found On York To Leeds Rail Line


5:24am 6th June 2013

A hand grenade has been found on the rail lines between York and Leeds, say the British Transport Police (BTP).

A spokeswoman said:  “British Transport Police officers were called to Marsh Lane railway sidings close to Leeds station, at 1.33pm, (Wednesday, 5 June) after the discovery of what is believed to be an old hand grenade.

“BTP officers attended alongside colleagues from West Yorkshire Police, and cordons were been put in place, whilst the grenade was inspected by specialist military officers who deemed the device to be safe.

“No members of the public were in any danger during the incident and there is no suggestion of any criminal activity.

“Enquiries are ongoing into how the device came to be on the tracks and we would urge anyone with information to contact BTP on Freefone 0800 40 50 40, quoting incident reference 263 of 5/06/2013.”


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